When did you first hear a track by Abba?
Since shimmying onto the worldwide stage with “Waterloo” in 1974, the band has grow to be a ubiquitous a part of world popular culture.
Earlier than occurring indefinite hiatus in 1982, Abba — named for its members, Agnetha Faltskog, Benny Andersson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Anni-Frid Lyngstad — launched eight studio albums and a few of the catchiest pop songs of all time, which reached No. 1 internationally. Simply listening to track names like “Dancing Queen,” “Take a Likelihood on Me” and “Mamma Mia” will be sufficient to have Abba’s upbeat choruses in your head for the remainder of the day (you’re welcome!).
Within the many years since, the Abba phenomenon has continued: In 1999 the musical “Mamma Mia!” got here to London’s West Finish, after which Broadway and levels round Europe. Two star-studded movie variations adopted.
Now, for the primary time in 4 many years, the group has launched new music, and a 10-track album, “Voyage,” is approaching Nov. 5. And starting subsequent spring in a custom-built London venue, the group will current a brand new stay present, performing as high-tech avatars meant to copy how its members appeared in 1979.
So though Abba’s music has by no means been distant, Sweden’s best-selling band is definitively again. To commemorate this second, we wish to hear about what Abba means to you.
Has it fashioned the soundtrack to your life? Do sure songs take you straight again to moments of pleasure, disappointment or singalong? Have you ever visited the Abba museum in Stockholm? Has your relationship with completely different tracks modified through the years? We’d additionally like to see images that present your fandom.
Your submissions could also be included in our future Abba protection.